- Carmen , Author -
Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Carmen always had a love for reading. From weekly trips to the library on Saturday mornings and accelerating in reading programs in school, she always wanted to be an author one day. When Carmen became a first-time mom, she struggled to find children's books that had little girls that looked like her daughter, Chloe. This lack of diversity inspired her to write a book, "Gigi’s Little Dreamer," about Chloe and her Gigi's relationship. In the book, Carmen reflected on her childhood memories along with the ones her daughter and grandmother were making currently. Carmen hopes that "Gigi’s Little Dreamer," will allow other children to dream and enjoy.